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... The fluid in a spinal tap would show abnormal antibodies that would suggest MS. ... (2 replies)
... I am at a point where I think I WANT a spinal tap because I am so up in the air. ... (2 replies)
Spinal tap
Jul 27, 2006
... My spinal tap came back fine also. Like you I was still having problems so 9 MRI's and 1 brain biopsy later I was diagnosed with MS. The spinal tap is one way of possibly diagnosing. MS Society says MRI's is the best way to diagnose. ... (14 replies)

... sted it's not only for ms but for other deaeases. Ms and alot of other thing mimic each other and each one has to be ruled out. If it is ms the base line is set. Spinal tap sounds scary but it a cake walk. I've had 2 sepaeate spianals done with and without contrast. The procedure isn't bad. ... (3 replies)
... a friend had an mri with lesions. he is having all the symptoms if ms. does he need a spinal tap? ... (3 replies)
... Welcome. Though your MRI is currently clear, it could change shortly if you have MS. The LP is just one of the tools used to diagnose MS. ... (16 replies)
... no drugs, no new lesions in 8 months, negative spinal tap and now US doctors are telling me "Er, let's wait and see for a while". They still reckon I have it, but they're not quite so sure as before. ... (12 replies)
... 3 people told me they believe it to be MS. My optometrist, My opthamologist, and my Rheumatologist. The one that says no is the Neurologist and it is her opinion that carries the decision. But, I don't know why she doesn't want to say it. I've asked. She said the Visual Evoke Response test was normal -- problem is -- I wasn't seeing anything clearly on that -- I had a torn... (4 replies)
... Oh I forgot to say that the MRI cannot rule out a host of other things that also cause lesion spots. You also need a spinal tap, which shows pieces of fat sloughed off by MS, so neither test is definitive, it takes both. ... (7 replies)
... not being diagnosed with MS, to be careful of what you wish for. Not being diagnosed is frustrating. I have a lot of what look like MS lesions. I had a negative spinal tap. ... (7 replies)
... When my father practiced neurology years ago, it took about 7 years to diagnose someone with MS. And it still is a tricky disease...but most neurologists deal with a lot it, and typically are good at spotting it. One other thing. ... (7 replies)
Spinal tap
Jul 27, 2006
... of all people with MS.There is not one specific test to diagnose MS.Its a combination of test. ... (14 replies)
... My 1st symptoms were in 1985, before MRIs came into use. Spinal tap was done, but it took FIVE YEARS before i was conclusively diagnosed. It was 5 years of living with fear and dread and uncertainty. ... (7 replies)
... I was dx'd in about 30 minutes! I had 3 MRI's, bloodwork spinal tap, blah blah blah all in 48 hours. ... (7 replies)
... I dont' really know the difference between an opthamalogist and an optometrist...guesss I need to do some research huh? It is time for me to check my eyes checked again. I am having eye pain/blurry vision. Unfortunately I've had an incredibly hard time getting my doctors to pay any attention. Things changed for awhile when they first discovered spots on my brain...they... (2 replies)
... rn between the two. I have only told a couple of people I am being checked for it because I don't want to look like an idiot if I don't have it. And if I get a diagnose of it, I can't decide if I should tell anyone or not. I am just worried if I tell people all I will hear about is how bad I look or just about MS all the time. ... (10 replies)
... A PET scan may reveal degenerative changes in the brain and help diagnose PLS. ... (7 replies)
Is it finally MS?
Mar 19, 2016
... No, you did not overwhelm me at all. I welcome all information, in fact as much as possible. I do go in with her all the time, even when she was having both EMG's, she is my daughter & my best friend. One of the top neurologist here at home that we saw last week said this after the last test which was the DNA blood work...after 8 weeks he said, well the good news is it is... (12 replies)
Is it finally MS?
Mar 19, 2016
... which includes the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. The damage MS does can show up anywhere within the CNS. ... (12 replies)
... ild and my handwriting looks as though I should of been a doctor. I prefer to type any correspondence. I am also extremely fearful of heights. The other way to diagnose it is thru a spinal tap. The disease causes plaques to form in the brain or down the spine. ... (6 replies)

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